Kev’s Daily Take On 02/06/2023

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Family, Friends and People in General

TIME TO TALK DAY is all about opening up on the subject of mental health.  Check in with your loved ones, get dialogue started that needs to happen and above all, if you are suffering yourself, you don’t have to do it alone.  Make sure and speak up so they can help.

PAY A COMPLIMENT DAY doesn’t cost a thing.  You will certainly brighten up someone’s day, especially on a Monday.

Education and Information

NATIONAL LAME DUCK DAY is observed on the anniversary that the 20th Amendment was ratified, in 1933.  Before this, if a politician was not re-elected for another term, they would keep their seat for 13 months until their replacement took office.  This led to less than enthusiastic service and some purposeful shenanigans on the part of the ‘lame duck.  The 20th Amendment changed the waiting period from 13 months to 2 months and improved political performance.

For Fun

NATIONAL CHOPSTICKS DAY is all about the eating utensils – not the piano piece.  Having been in use since the 1200’s, at first, they were quite a bit longer than they are now.  After a while the food was prepared in smaller pieces and the chopsticks subsequently became shorter.  Today, you can get the plain wooden ones for free at most Chinese places or you can find some really elaborate, expensive sets made out of ivory or jade and encrusted with jewels.

On Today’s Menu…

Our dessert of the day celebrates NATIONAL FROZEN YOGURT DAY.  Otherwise known as Fro-Yo, this slightly healthier version of ice cream comes in many flavors and is quite delicious.  Not a bad way to celebrate the day.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Hug and Addict or an Alcoholic Day

Send a Card to a Friend Day

National Periodic Table Day

Fettucine Alfredo Day

Ballet Day

On this day…

1894 – William Painter invents the bottle opener – thank you William

1917 – The California Associated Raisin Company trademarks the Sun Maid name

1935 – Parker Brothers sells its first Monopoly Game, originally known as “The Landlord’s Game”

1937 – John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” is published

1952 – Elizabeth II becomes Queen of England

1971 – Alan Shepard shanks a few when he drives two golf balls on the surface of the moon

2018 – SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy – the world’s most powerful rocket

2022 – Queen Elizabeth celebrates her platinum Jubilee marking 70 years on the throne

Happy Birthday to…

Babe Ruth (1895-1948)
He was as much of a character as he was a ball player
Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)
Actor, Governor and eventually 40th President of the United States.
Mary Leakey (1913–1996)
She discovered some pretty old fossils – about 25 million years old
Thurl Ravenscroft (1914-2005)
Otherwise known as the voice of Tony the Tiger and for his bass on You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch”

New York Post
Tom Brokaw (1940- )
Trusted journalist, news anchor and author
Bob Marley (1945-1981)
Jamaican artist who knew how to chill

Natalie Cole (1950-2015)
She stepped out of her father’s limelight and earned some Emmys of her own with hits like Sophisticated Lady and her debut album Inseparable
Axl Rose (1962- )
Lead singer for Gun N Roses who doesn’t like to have his picture taken in St. Louis

Enjoy the day and make it your own

LORD, we ask that You heal those with mental illnesses.  May they make their troubles known so the process of healing can begin.  Thank You for good friends and family and may You watch over them and bless them.  In Your mighty name I pray, Jesus, Amen.

 Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipediaon this

#TimetoTalkDay, #LameDuckDay, #FroYoDay, #NationalChopsticksDay, #PayaComplimentDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to Babe Ruth, Ronald Reagan, Mary Leakey, Thurl Ravenscroft, Tom Brokaw, Bob Marley, Natalie Cole, Axl Rose


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 02/06/2023”

  1. Kev, I appreciate your thoughts about dealing with mental illness. Some of my family are dealing with depression, and they along with many others need empathy and support. I could never master how to use chopsticks.

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  2. Prayers for you and your family on that front – that is not easy. I am with you – give me a fork


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